Mission Statement

The Indiana University Northwest School of Business & Economics provides a premier business education to the citizens of Northwest Indiana through AACSB International accredited undergraduate & graduate programs emphasizing our distinctive competencies in teamwork and leadership. This education enhances the understanding of diversity, global business, and the application of technology. The MBA program focuses on executive leadership development.

  • We serve a richly diverse student body and prepare our graduates to participate in the economic development of Northwest Indiana and beyond. 
  • Our faculty conducts and shares research that supports the campus’ Teacher-Scholar ideal, placing equal emphasis on teaching and research that is appropriate to the Mission. We value research that is applied, basic, or pedagogic. 
  • Our faculty and students support the economic development of Northwest Indiana by engaging in mutually beneficial collaborations with local organizations and community members.

Strategic Priorities and Goals

We are committed to supporting all of our students achieve their dream. A college education has been shown to benefit an individual in several important ways such as increased employment opportunities and job security, greater life satisfaction, better health outcomes, and a chance to pursue one's passion. In many instances, it is crucial for success in today's workplace. In addition, increasing the number of college graduates in our region is central to improving the local economy and ultimately the quality of life for all.

  • GOAL ONE: We strive to increase enrollment of beginning, returning, transfer and graduate students with targeted recruitment to include diverse populations.
  • GOAL TWO: We will increase the retention and graduation of students and reduce achievement gaps.

Success for IU Northwest students requires the intentional, inclusive, data-driven synergy of a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars who are committed to high-impact student learning; research with impact; distinctive, adaptable programs and curricula; and experiential and community-based learning opportunities that enable students to learn and practice Twenty-First-Century problem-solving skills.

  • GOAL THREE: We will strengthen academic programs by supporting faculty, modernizing learning spaces and expanding academic programs and student participation in them.

Student, faculty, and staff engagement with community-based organizations result in a stronger regional economy and higher quality of life for all. Experiential learning opportunities through applied, real-world problem-solving experiences foster deeper learning, develop civic participation and enhance student satisfaction.

  • GOAL FOUR: We will foster and strengthen collaborative relationships that promote, build and sustain the wellbeing* of the campus and our communities.

A commitment to diversity and inclusion is woven throughout the fabric of IU Northwest. Our school strives to educate students to be citizens of a global world in a welcoming and inclusive environment where all can reach their full potential. Our resources are dedicated to leveraging our unique identity as IU's most diverse campus to foster equity in advancement of the social, economic, cultural, and civic health of our Region.

GOAL FIVE: We incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice in all of our conversations, programs, and services to ensure that all individuals are respected, valued, and supported.